Monthly Archives: March 2024

Stop by Stop London Trams: Beckenham Junction & Elmers End lines – Blackhorse Lane

Another stop is reached on the London Trams network.

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In Pictures: Supertram disruption sees trams turn at Hillsborough

Wednesday 13th March saw Supertram services towards Malin Bridge and Middlewood have to turn short at Hillsborough after a collision involving two cars blocked the tracks. The collision happened around lunchtime and led to the sight of trams using the … Continue reading

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92% of people would recommend NET according to new survey

Confidence in Nottingham Express Transit is continuing to increase according to the results of a new survey conducted by behavioural science experts, Mindfield Research. The survey asked 1,200 people living in and around Nottingham City Centre with 92% of those … Continue reading

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Co-Op Live and TfGM announce Metrolink travel and shuttle buses for ticket holders

Co-Op Live – the new entertainment venue due to open this April at Etihad Campus – has teamed up with Transport for Greater Manchester to provide public transport options to events in what is being described as a “first of … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Blackpool Brush 634 launched back into service

Good Friday (29th March) saw Blackpool Brush Car 634 run for the first time in almost 20 years when it was officially launched back into service at the East Anglia Transport Museum. The tram – now owned by the Fylde … Continue reading

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Around the World in Trams: Vienna 4077

As March comes towards an end its time for our last visit to Vienna.

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And still the poor performance continues on the Tyne and Wear Metro

It does sound a bit like a stuck record but the latest performance poster for the Tyne and Wear Metro shows that the number of trains running on time remains at a low level. The fact that the service isn’t … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Signal failure causes West Midlands Metro problems

West Midlands Metro services to Edgbaston Village were disrupted on Friday 8th March following a problem with the signals allowing the trams to go to and from the stop. Work was taking place on the traffic signals at this location … Continue reading

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Metrolink 3116 joins the National Trust

Coming quickly after a very similar advert was added to West Midlands Metro 44, Manchester Metrolink 3116 is now running in new vinyls for the National Trust. In doing so it becomes the fourteenth tram on the network to be … Continue reading

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Trams to start running again at Crich tomorrow!

After the much publicised and debated lack of operating trams at the Crich Tramway Village this year it has been confirmed that they will start running again from Saturday 30th March – that’s tomorrow! Now that news surely does make … Continue reading

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Blackpool Tramway fares on the up again

The cost of travelling on the Blackpool Tramway will increase again from 31st March with a single fare between any two stops setting you back £3.50 – a 30p increase from the current fee. The fares structure remains the same … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Stagecoach Supertram 111

Another “Picture in Time” with Supertram still the focus of our attention.

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In Pictures: 258 goes for a steak

All 27 trams in Edinburgh are now proudly carrying commercial advertising following the removal of the Trams to Newhaven vinyls on 258 and their replacement by a new contract for the Rio Brazilian Steakhouse.

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Reminder! Blackpool 634 to be launched into service at East Anglia Transport Museum

Its been a good six weeks since it was originally announced and now the time is very nearly upon us – the Fylde Transport Trust’s Blackpool Brush Railcoach 634 is to be launched back into service at the East Anglia … Continue reading

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Metro engineering works this Easter

Passengers aiming to travel on the Tyne and Wear Metro network over the Easter weekend are being reminded that major modernization works will be taking place which will see no trains running between Heworth and South Gosforth from Friday 29th … Continue reading

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In Pictures: West Midlands Metro rail replacement work

As reported on previously on British Trams Online there is currently work ongoing on the West Midlands Metro network with three main sets of work taking place. Whilst the headline news has been the connecting of the Dudley extension to … Continue reading

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Heaton Park Tramway delays start to 2024 season

Manchester’s Heaton Park Tramway has announced that the start to their 2024 season is to be delayed. The trams were due to start running from Saturday 30th March but for technical reasons this will now not be possible with no … Continue reading

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First phase of Jurassic Discovery to open

The first phase of the newest attraction owned by the Seaton Tramway is set to open on Good Friday. Jurassic Discovery (formally Seaton Jurassic) will open its Soft Play and Café on Friday 29th March marking the first phase of … Continue reading

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Plans approved for new stop on Tram-Train line

Supertram services on the Tram-Train route to Rotherham Parkgate will soon have another stop to call at following the approval of plans to construct one at Magna Science Adventure Centre.

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Tram and car collide on Edinburgh Trams

There was a delay to services on Edinburgh Trams on Saturday 23rd March after a car and tram collided close to Gyle Centre. There were no injuries reported on either the tram or in the car but the incident required … Continue reading

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